are reviews voluntary?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Mon Sep 16 19:21:22 CEST 2013

On Sat, Sep 14, 2013 at 11:42:26AM -0700, Andrew Bartlett wrote:
> Is what we have voluntary?  
> The last time I pushed a patch from someone outside the team and only
> reviewed it myself, I got a sternly worded e-mail in reply.  I've not
> yet tried to see what would happen if I stopped putting my own patches
> up for review, but I've been sorely tempted from time to time.  (I do
> know that doing so would start a thread, much like this one).
> The feeling I get is that if I was to opt out of this 'voluntary'
> system, I would soon be asked to opt out of being on the team.  

Samba is always trying to be on the leading edge of Free Software
development. Most professional development is done by peer review
now. Times and software development have changed, I think we need
to move with them.


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